Reflections: Family Home
I haven't been home since Rebel was sick. Catching up with the girls was the best. These are the people who've been my friends since childhood. It was great to be here.
1. Driving down a highway where flood waters have barely receded is a little eerie.
2. Mecca is SUPER Target .... or possibly Kohl's but it is always in another country.
3. American beer is still akin to drinking water even if you drink with friends.
4. Fancy seniors residences are still "homes" and what a glimpse of the future they can be. OY!
5 Family is family. Thank goodness I have a brother who is there and handling things. Same with the sister in law. I am very lucky.
6 Driving in a your home town after being away a few years is frustrating. Everything has changed and yet.... it hasn't.
7. I look like my mom. So much so that when I was at the family church on Sunday with dad, more than one of her friends told me it was "spooky" how much I looked like her. Missing her every day. It's been 8 years.
8. I still have no sense of direction and need a GPS.
9. Cell phone providers and roaming charges need to get real.
10. Thank goodness for texting. Doesn't help when the text says - *you didn't leave enough groceries and I can't find dad!* sigh.....
11. Getting away is always good.
12. Seeing old friends is even better. These are the girls who know my history and my life. And we watch our children growing up now. They are becoming adults and getting married. WOW. No talk of grandchildren ...... yet.
13. Home is always where the heart is - here or there.
Moving on .
I've been blogging for a few years now. Sometimes sporadically sometimes daily, but almost regularly. I have finally separated from XSU and starting to live a new life on my own. The original blog helped me get through the painful process of the end of the marriage, along with some bumpy roads dealing with a critically ill child in the midst of the end of marriage mess. Now this blog will see me through the new paths and adventures that life has to offer. Restructuring my life. My way. My experiences, ventings, musings on that whole big and not so big deal.